ERIC Number: ED432870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-2
Reference Count: N/A
United States and Mexican State Directors of Special Education: Information Exchange Meeting, February 7-9, 1999. Proceedings Document. Final Report, Deliverable-Task 2-3.1b.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This proceedings documents a meeting designed to allow state directors of special education to exchange information about the special education systems in Mexico and the United States, to discuss common issues and concerns related to the provision of educational services for children and youth with disabilities, and to establish collegial relationships with state directors in another country. The meeting was attended by state directors of special education from the Mexican border states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Sonora, and the U.S. border states of Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. Presentations included an overview of special education in Mexico and the United States, special education professional associations in the United States, technical assistance to the states in the United States, and instructional consideration for Spanish-speaking students in Mexico and the United States. In addition, there were state presentations on characteristics and issues pertinent to education in the 11 participating states. Participants also discussed the following topics: charter schools, services in rural areas, working with indigenous populations and cultural/language differences, and transition from school to work. Appendices include a participant list and a meeting agenda. (CR)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Services, Special Education
Project FORUM at NASDE, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States